3 reasons why War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy deserves a chance to be read

What comes to your mind when you think about "War and Peace"? Long and boring? Detailed war scenes that are not read by anyone anyway? Too many characters? Why the need for philosophical interventions? If you answered "yes" to at least one of the questions, I totally understand you! I read the book last autumn … Continue reading 3 reasons why War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy deserves a chance to be read

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Russian aristocracy and the Napoleonic invasion: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (Book & TV Series Review)

If you read "War and Peace" or at least you've seen a printed copy, you must be thinking "how can she write a single post as a review of one of the longest and greatest books ever AND also cover the TV series?" ... And you're right! A single blog post would not make justice … Continue reading Russian aristocracy and the Napoleonic invasion: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (Book & TV Series Review)

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy: My reading journey – part II

Hello! This blog post represents the second part of my War and peace reading journey, where I cover the second half of the book. If you're interested, you can also read about my experience of reading the first half of the book. § Date: 20.10.2017, pages read so far: 736 (approx. 75%) As it was … Continue reading War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy: My reading journey – part II

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy: My reading journey – part I

Yes, I am reading War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy! It was on my reading list for such a long time ... I just needed a recommendation from a good friend (thank you, Elena!), a persuasive Ted-ED video, and loads of motivation to start reading this masterpiece. Now here I am, end of August 2017, reading … Continue reading War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy: My reading journey – part I